Locksmith Artington, Guildford GU3

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 Address:   Artington, Guildford GU3 1LP

Working in vicinity of Artington Ride & Park

The GU locksmith Artington business has been operating for the last 7 years, starting in 2016. With years of experience and a diverse range of lock issues solved, the business has developed a broad skill set.

GU Locksmith Artington provides services for Guildford and the surrounding areas.  We are operating all year round, and our services are fully guaranteed.  We can be contacted at any time, day or night.

Artington is a rural area located on the west bank of the River Wey, approximately 1 to 2 miles south of the town centre of Guildford. The area is home to several farms and is crossed by both the North Downs Way and Portsmouth Road. Artington is named after the ford located in the area, which is also the origin of the name “Guildford.” A holy well can be found near the ford, and the ruins of the 13th-century St. Catherine’s Chapel, Guildford are located just above Portsmouth Road, the main road heading south.

Locks, like many other items in our home, are objects that we all take for granted until we face a problem that is out of our control, such as being locked out of the property or lock failure (broken keys, mechanism failure).  Often than not, it happens at times when we are least prepared for this eventuality.  This guide aims to explain five basic points common to most homes and would benefit the user when dealing with a locksmith.

What is BS3621?

Standardised by the British Standard Institute, the BS3621 lock is classified as a thief-resistant lock and is normally fitted on external doors.  It stands to reason why most insurance companies require homeowners to install these locks on their properties.  

What is a dead-lock mortice lock?

A mortice deadlock is fitted inside the body of the door in a predetermined pocket, which is aligned with the door frame. Once it was inserted into the door, it allowed for a cleaner, more professional finish to the house entrance and provided cover for the looks from interfering hands and the elements.  Additionally, it provides a sleeker finish to entrance doors and buildings. Operated by a key, the lock will protect the property and can only be reopened by using the correct key to unlock it manually.

Is a sashlock a mortice lock?

Otherwise known as sashlocks,  mortice sash locks, offer the same level of security as a regular mortice lock; however, they combine the mechanisms of a deadbolt, latch, and handle. A sashlock is a prevalent choice for lever locks, commonly used on interior and exterior doors, usually fitted within the door’s body.

What is a night latch lock?

A night latch is mounted onto the surface of a door on the internal side as opposed to being fitted within the door itself. It can then be locked into position from the inside, meaning the key cannot be turned from the outside. Most night latch locks are designed to lock the door once the door is slammed shut (the cause of many lockout calls).  

What is a hinge bolt?

The hinge bolts are designed to prevent doors from being lifted from their hinges. It’s manufactured from hardened steel and therefore resists hacksawing. Hinge bolts are essential for all outward opening timber external. Helps in preventing doors from being lifted under attack.

GU Locksmith Services approaches each job with a fresh look every task we are entrusted with is in some ways different from previous experiences.  While preparing to carry out repairs either within working hours or during the night for emergency calls, we carry a large number of spares and new locks to suit most doors and scenarios.